Article No :  01

LIBERALIZATION OF TEA SECTOR: A BLESSING OR A POVERTY CONDUIT; CASE STUDY OF KISII COUNTY, KENYA

The aim of this paper is to examine the effect of liberalization of tea sector in the livelihoods of the tea farmers in Kenya. While agriculture is the main economic driver in Kenya, tea-sub-sector stands to be the major agricultural commodity that defines Kenyan agricultural sector. In what was deemed to be a strategy to enhance the country’s major export product (tea), the government of Kenya liberalized the tea sector in early 2000 where purchase of tea-leaves from the farmers was privatized and rendered a willing-buyer-willing seller scenario.

Author : Peter Mongare Kingoina
Country : Kenya
Page No : 01-09

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Article No :  02

HERDSMEN AS THE SPIRITUAL ARM OF FULANI EXPANSIONIST QUEST: A THREAT TO INTEGRATION IN NIGERIA

The paper adopts the expansionism theory which advocates aggressive policy of territorial or economic expansion. Using also both primary and secondary data, the paper reveals that herdsmen attacks is a continuation of the Fulani expansion which began in the 14th and 15th centuries particularly in West and Central Africa and 19th century in Nigeria.

Author : Odey, Julius Simon and Ajor, Joseph Okuta
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 10-20

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Article No :  03

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: DIFFICULTIES OF FRAIL ELDERS IN PREPARING FOR THE BIG ONE

Based on the results, the researchers recommend that the government should establish disaster preparedness program and livelihood projects together with the Non-Government Organization (NGO) for the elderly individuals of Barangay Canlubang. They also recommended that the elders should fully participate in governments disaster programs and make themselves ready for the upcoming the big one.

Author : Molina G. Rizo, Gladys P. Bustos and Leandro R. De Luna
Country : Philippines
Page No : 21-28

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THE BACKGROUND AND MEANING OF THE GLOBAL BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON IN REVELATION 16:16

The study is entitled the “The Background and Meaning of the Global Battle of Armageddon in Revelation 16:16”. This topic was selected after realizing in Christian denominations different understandings on the meaning of the verse, specifically on the word “Armageddon”. On that, many Christians who are familiar with the book of Revelation and believe in it, see the battle of Armageddon as a literal military conflict in the Middle East near the end of the world.

Author : Hakizimana Phanuel
Country : Rwanda
Page No : 29-44

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Article No :  05

E-LEARNING AND PEDAGOGY PERFORMANCE AT PUBLIC TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS; A CASE OF KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE

The study reviewed E-Learning system infrastructure quality, E-Learning instructor and course materials quality as well as E-Learning administrative and user support quality as independent variables, socio-demographic characteristics as a moderating variable and pedagogy performance as the dependent variable.

Author : Kenneth Goga Riany and Kamau, Maina
Country : Kenya
Page No : 45-60

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